sociology of education

Based on class text/readings, class lectures, and class materials (including videos) select ONE out of the following four essay topics. In a minimum of 350 words, create and articulate a strong and clear detailed response, providing information and examples to fully explain the question selected. Please number your essay by the number #1-3 of each essay in the list below. Your essay should be clearly written, using appropriate grammar, correct spelling, and proper citations. Your essay should be well-organized and maintain focus on the question. Proper citation entails placing quotation marks around any direct quotes you pull from the book with a reference to the page(s) from which the quote was drawn. If you are paraphrasing material in your textbook, you should indicate the page(s) from which you are paraphrasing at the end of the paraphrased content. 

Cite only from the book (Chapter 6) APA format 


Select and answer ONE of the questions below:

  1. To what extent does Webers ideal type of bureaucracy fit schools? In what ways are the characteristics of bureaucracies incompatible with education?


  1. Discuss the issue of centralized vs. decentralized control from a functionalist and a conflict framework.


  1. The text cites a number of disadvantages associated with school as a bureaucratic organization. What are the chief advantages for groups such as students, teachers, and parents in having a bureaucratic school structure?